U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, blasted the decision to dispatch more troops to the border.
“It’s not about border security, but Trump’s own political insecurity in his fact-free environment,” Doggett said in a statement. “No lie is too big for him to promote. A Master of Distraction, Trump hopes that hyperventilating about a diminishing number of mostly Honduran women and children about 1,000 miles away will rally his anti-immigrant base. This is a shameless waste of taxpayer dollars.”